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Posted on Nov 17th 2011 at 06:35:10 AM by (Zagnorch)
Posted under RF Generation, anniversary, miyamoto, power, glove, console, cartridge

Hey now, everybody! 

Here's a poser for you: what is the significance of today's date?

That's right: Shigeru Miyamoto is celebrating his 59th birthday!

(Well, technically, he celebrated it yesterday. Freakin' International Date Line...)

But even more importantly: one year ago today, I signed on with this motley band of lunatics and hell-raisers that is the RF Generation. Somehow I managed to go a whole year without gettin' the banhammer. Which, considering my past experience with message boards, is no small feat. I guess I just wasn't tryin' hard enough...

Never the less, I think it's only fair for me to acknowledge and give props to the fellow 'Generators who have had the greatest impact on me over the last 365 days:

Although I've conveyed my gratitude to him many times over--and not just because I'm trying to stay on his good side--I gotta give it up yet again for Shadow Kisuragi, who effortlessly fielded my endless stream of questions about submissions and DB rules with a high degree of casual professionalism. But best of all, he introduced me to GameCenter CX. And just when I thought I'd never watch a TV show on a semi-regular basis ever again...

Izret101 and Tynstar were also a big help on several of my submissions, so don't think I forgot about ya's.

Thanks to CrabMaster2000's "Unloved" blogs, SingleBanana's Atari 2600 retro reviews, NoiseRedux's shmup recommendations, and Scarper's Game Boy write-ups, my wish list is perpetually full and my disposable income nonexistent. Now if that isn't what friends are for, then I don't know what is.

Special thanks to James, who struck a much-needed blow to my ignorance by letting me know the volume of a proper pub pint, and setting me straight about the whole zee-zed deal.

HungryMoose's console and cartridge cleaning tips proved quite helpful and effective. Though I must admit I balked at a few of them initially. My apologies for doubting you, good sir.


Oh, and how could I forget ReddMcKnight, RF Generation's most prominent Power Glove proponent? I couldn't, that's how. Perhaps that highly-maligned peripheral isn't "so bad" after all...

Speaking of which: I applaud The Maligned Leon for finding the courage and conviction to kick his vuvuzela habit. You, sir, are made of far sterner stuff than I could ever hope to be... er, made of. Oh, and I'll try to to be a better drunken fill-in for you the next time you head off to "Canadia" for a spell.

I also mustn't leave out ixtaileddemonfox, the first fellow 'Generator I traded with. I'm sending a little something your way in the next couple weeks, so be on the lookout. Consider it an early Christmas present...

And last but hardly least: a toast to Bickman2k, the first RF Generation denizen to invite me to be added to his Yahoo and MSN IM lists. I'm not exactly sure why you'd wanna converse with me outside the confines of RF Generation, but I'm grateful none the less.

Here's to the next 365 366 days. Which, with a little luck, will be eventful in all the right ways...


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zed sucks, I'm all for zee too!
once I spend money on yet ANOTHER shmup, I like to know I'm forcing someone else to do the same. Cheesy
Are you kidding?!?  You and Crabby made me spend a few hundred dollars on new shmups this year alone!  Smiley
You would've picked up 90% of them anyways without their prodding!

Wow, it has actually been a year... think I need to get my head out of the database for once.
@Shadow Kisuragi:(lol) touche.  But every time I think I know my shmups, around comes another RFGener that mentions something I never knew of or forgot about along the way.

This site is so good for my gaming collection/bad for my wallet...
You carry a wallet? I just assumed you had your cheque directly deposited into several stores in your area.

zed sucks, I'm all for zee too!


That's TREASON, mister!

Now I'm gonna hafta ring up Dudley Do-Right and tell him to revoke your bagged milk privileges!

And replace your Molsons with Budweisers!

And top it off by sending William Shatner over to live with you for a couple weeks-- no, an entire month!

That'll learn ya...

Glad to have you around.  I always need someone to keep me straight on my Atari blogs.  Where have those gone anyway?................

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